Extend Your Network, Not Your Budget
Ignition Edge by Inductive Automation is a line of lightweight, limited, low-cost Ignition software products designed specifically for embedding into field and OEM devices at the edge of the network. With Ignition Edge, it’s easier and more affordable than ever to extend Ignition all the way to the edge of your network.
“Having the power of Ignition extend down to edge devices in the field offers a disruptive
approach to how industrial network infrastructures are designed, deployed, and managed.”
– Arlen Nipper, Co-inventor of MQTT
Ignition Edge Features & Benefits
All Ignition Edge products share some powerful features and benefits that make them ideal for the edge of the network.
Access Data from PLCs & OPC-UA Servers
For easy PLC connection, all Ignition Edge products come with up to 500 tags and are equipped with OPC-UA along with the Modbus, Siemens, and Allen-Bradley suite of drivers. Other drivers supported by Ignition, such as DNP3, are available to add onto Ignition Edge products for an additional cost.
The Ignition Edge products work on any version of Windows, and on OSX, Linux, and more, so you can install them on virtually any industrial device. With support for ARM processors, Ignition Edge can also run on the latest generation of efficient edge-of-network devices.
Works Seamlessly with Ignition
Ignition is designed to work on central servers and deployed out to multiple clients. Ignition Edge products are designed to be installed on devices at the edge of the network.1 Using Ignition and Ignition Edge together, you can build scalable and affordable enterprise-wide systems.
Ignition Edge Products
There are three powerful Ignition Edge products, all engineered and priced for the edge of the network. Use any one of the Ignition Edge products on a single device, or mix and match them to create powerful solutions tailored to your needs.2
Ignition Edge Panel
Ignition Edge Panel enables edge-of-network HMI functionality with robust Ignition features, including: one local web-launched client, one remote web-launched client, and alarming features including one-way email notification. Ignition Edge Panel includes one week of data buffering3 for trending and local client fallback for mission-critical applications.
Ignition Edge Architecture: Panel
Use Ignition Edge Panel to create a standalone HMI at the edge of the network.
Local Client Fallback
Use Ignition Edge Panel to create a local HMI at the edge of the network with local client fallback.
Ignition Edge Enterprise
Ignition Edge Enterprise acts as a limited remote server that synchronizes data from the edge of the network to a central Ignition server. Edge Enterprise has powerful features such as distributed tags, history, and remote alarming built in. Additional features such as remote backup, restoration management, and centralized monitoring of performance and health metrics, are also available if the Ignition Enterprise Administration Module (EAM)4 is installed on the central Ignition server. Edge Enterprise comes with up to one week of data buffering so it can be used to store-and-forward your data to a central server in case of network failure.
Ignition Edge Architecture: Hub-and-Spoke
Use Ignition Edge Enterprise as an Agent Gateway in a hub-and-spoke architecture with store-and-forward to a central Ignition Gateway.
Local Client Fallback
Use Ignition Edge Panel plus Enterprise to create local client fallback functionality at the edge of the network.
Ignition Edge MQTT by Cirrus Link
Ignition Edge MQTT by Cirrus Link turns virtually any field device, such as a touch panel or a client terminal, into a lightweight, MQTT-enabled edge gateway that works seamlessly with Ignition IIoT. Ignition Edge MQTT uses the highly efficient MQTT protocol to transmit data to any MQTT broker and supports the Sparkplug data-encoding specification. Cirrus Link Solutions is a third-party Ignition module developer with industry-leading experience in MQTT.
Ignition Edge MQTT: Remote MQTT
Use Edge MQTT as an edge gateway to publish device data from the edge of the network to an MQTT broker.
Remote MQTT w/ Client
Use Ignition Edge Panel to Edge MQTT together to add a local client at the edge of the network and to publish data to an MQTT broker.
Bulk pricing available; for more information contact an account representative at: 800-266-7798
Supported Operating Systems
- Windows Server 2008/2012
- Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10
- Ubuntu Linux 12.04 or later
- Other Java SE-enabled OSes5
Supported MQTT Servers
The MQTT Distributor Module and any server compliant with the 3.1.1 MQTT protocol OASIS standard.
- Ignition v7.7.6 +
- Java SE 8 (server)
- Java SE 6, 7 or 8 (client)
- 1024 MB RAM6
- 1 GB free HD space
- MQTT Server(s)
1 Ignition Edge products cannot be installed on an Ignition Gateway
2 Ignition Core modules cannot be installed on Ignition Edge products
3 Edge Panel and Enterprise come with one week of internal data storage, do not include database support
4 Some features of Edge Enterprise require EAM to be installed on the central Ignition Gateway
5 Ignition is compatible with any Java SE 8-enabled OS. Full support is only offered for listed OSes
6 Requirements vary by usage